Sunday, 12 August 2012

GATE ME Prep material: Syllabus, Exam Papers & Books

This blog article is aimed to provide you the prep materials for GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Paper – the syllabus, GATE ME exam papers and the list of books to study for cracking GATE.

Preparation for GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2012 has become all the more meaningful now - GATE 2013 score can be used for admissions for PG studies in more than 300 engineering colleges in India. It can also now be used to apply for about 1500 engineering jobs in PSU blue chips in India - IOCL, NTPC, Power Grid, BARC & BHEL. You can read about it in my exclusive blog article titled: List of PSU recruiting through GATE 2012– Notification Eligibility Forms.

Even before you start to prepare for GATE, please go through the following articles to have a better understanding about GATE exam:

This article tells you what is GATE, what are the eligibility required and how to apply for the same along with the schedule of dates.

It tells you what are the GATE exam sections – how many questions are asked, of what marks and the duration. For instance, pattern of GATE CS exam is as below:
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This article takes you deeper inside GATE – it discusses in detail what are the the three different types of questions asked in GATE along with examples.

After you read thoroughly the above articles, now it is the time to actually start your preparation for GATE. First go through the GATE ME syllabus. Than attempt the previous years exam papers to find which are your strong/weak areas. Lastly buy the books to improve your weak areas.

Download Syllabus for GATE 2013 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Paper:
This is available in the official GATE website.

Download Previous years GATE ME Exam papers:

While the above links gives you the scanned copy of actual papers for only last 5 years, you can download last 14 years GATE ME exam papers, since from GATE 1997 from gateforum website.

While downloading these papers, please bear in mind that there was a major change in the pattern of GATE since from GATE 2009. Prior to GATE 2009, there were 85 questions for 150 marks. In GATE 2009, there were 60 questions for 100 marks. Since from GATE 2010, there are now 65 questions for 100 marks.

You can use also the book below for previous years GATE ME Exam solved papers:
GATE 2013: Mechanical Engineering Topicwise Previous Solved Papers & Practice Papers By Made Easy
List Price: Rs.350, Offer Price: Rs.301, Discount: Rs. 49 (14%)

GATE ME Exam Prep Books:
Prep Books for GATE ME Exam
Not only for GATE, but also for any competitive exam (be it an entrance or a recruitment exam), you should buy book depending on your actual requirement – which is to strengthen your weak areas. As I told you previously, you should identify your strong/weak areas by attempting the previous years GATE exam papers.

You can also identify the same through Guide books such as the ones given below, which covers the complete GATE ME syllabus. You can find these GATE ME prep books in most of the good book stores. If you do not find them, you order the books online from Flipkart, which offers huge discount apart from free home delivery and with an option to pay Cash on Delivery.

List Price: Rs.695, Offer Price: Rs.556, Discount: Rs. 139 (20%)

List Price: Rs.650, Offer Price: Rs.488, Discount: Rs. 162 (25%)

Apart from guide book such as one given below, you can buy the following books according to your area of weakness:
Theory of Machines: RS Khurmi, Malik & Ghosh
Strength of Materials: Gere & Timoshenko, BC unamia, Sadhu Singh
Material Science: WD Callister, IP Singh
Heat and Mass Transfer: JP Hollman, RC Sachdeva
Fluid Mechanics: Modi & Seth, RK Bansal
Compressible Flow: SM Yahya
Enginnering Thermodynamics: PK Nag
Gas Turbine and Propulsive Systems: PR Khajuria & SP Dubey
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning: CP Arora, Domkundwar
Fluid Machinery: Jagdish Lal, RK Bansal
Mechanical Vibration: Grover
Machine Design: Shigley, VB Bhandari
Production Engineering: Kalpkjian Schmid, Amitabh Ghosh & AK Malik
Industrial Engineering: O P Khanna, Buffa & Sarin
IC Engine: ML Mathur and RP Sharma

GATE Coaching institute for Mechanical Engineering:
So you need coaching for GATE? Well, I am sure with self-preparation you can crack GATE easily. However, if you need the help of coaching institutes for GATE ME paper, may be you can try with this list given by inspirenignite.

Hope above compilation of GATE Mechanical Engineering prep materials and study plan would help in your preparation for the exam. I would be on the look out for more resources and post the same here. So keep visiting here for GATE ME study materials!
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